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The Staying Organized Survival Guide: Organizing Your Home & Getting Rid Of Clutter In Just 15 Minutes A Day (Home Organization Books) [Kindle Edition]

Chloe Wilson
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Book Description


Learn To STAY ORGANIZED Without Even Thinking About It


Give me 15 minutes a day for 30 days and I'll show you how to STAY organized

Do you get home from work to be greeted by clutter central? Are you hiding an ugly mess behind closed doors and drawers? Are you frustrated when you can't find what you need when you need it? Are you embarrassed by the disorganization when an unexpected visitor drops by?

You may have tried to get organized. You may even have succeeded with a mad purge one weekend. But if it all unravels after a few days or weeks, you need to try something different.

Your Excuses:


I don't know how to organize everything perfectly.

So don't  - I give you permission to organize imperfectly and to do anything rather than nothing.

I don't have the time to make a difference.

Large chunks of time are not required, just 15 minutes a day.

I don't know where to start.  

Pick anywhere - it doesn't matter. Follow my 'hot spot' trail for a super fast approach to getting started.

I've got no money to get organized.

You don't need any. Stop window-shopping for storage bins and organizers and take action instead.

I'm overwhelmed. I'll never get it all done.

No, you won't, but getting organized is a journey, not a destination. With my 15 minutes a day system, you will make progress and that is what you should be aiming for.

The Solution:


Follow 'The Staying Organized Survival Guide: Organizing Your Home & Getting Rid Of Clutter In Just 15 Minutes A Day' to get the organizing habit!

It will stir you into action with plenty of 'kick start tasks' to set you on the path towards maintainable home organization.
  • Spend 15 minutes per day for just 30 days - that doesn't sound too bad does it?
  • Implement the simple, but crucial, techniques to establish organizing as a habit.
  • Start somewhere small with 'hot spots' that really bug you.
  • Be amazed at how your small successes motivate you to carry on.
  • Learn how to stay on track even if you hit a bump in the road.
After 30 days, you will have established the organizing habit which will make your life easier. Staying organized will have become like cleaning your teeth - automatic, with no willpower required.

What have you got to lose other than your clutter? So scroll up and BUY NOW to start reading today.


Editorial Reviews

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"I loved it!  I felt myself nodding the whole way through ..." - Sunny Side Up

"I truly enjoyed the book and recommend it for anyone who is sick and tired of feeling like they are wasting their time organizing because the clutter and mess always returns." - Ladies Holiday

"A million times better. I can tell you that reading this book made me actually *do* something ..." - Stay At Home-ista

"... let me tell you what a difference 15 minutes can make!!" - Ducks In A Row

Product Details

  • File Size: 396 KB
  • Print Length: 65 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0077C4KOG
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #313,530 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Strategy February 12, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I have to admit being a little bit addicted to organizing books but I loved "The Staying Organized Survival Guide" for its 15 minute a day approach. My problem is that I tend to be perfectionist and want my whole house decluttered at once. Consequently I go mad doing stuff for a few days and then get fed up with how much time it's taking - and sometimes I'm left with more mess than I started with as it stays unfinished. The rooms where I have visitors look OK - it's the other ones - where I put the things from the visible rooms - that are the problem!

So this time I'm going to take up the challenge in the book and do just 15 minutes a day, focusing on my very messy office to start with, as that will give me the most immediate benefit. I know I can fit that time in right after breakfast and I've got nothing to lose but a lot of mess! Here we go for 30 days...
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It worked for me February 15, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I bought this book in the hope it would get me motivated to organize my home and life and it did exactly that. Its an easy to follow, step by step guide with useful hints and tips into organizing your life. After reading the book I felt motivated and ready to get started and as it says; "just 15 minutes a day and you can slot organizing into your existing daily routines". I would definitely recommend this book and am now enjoying my organized and clutter free home.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the "habit" idea March 18, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am a paper addict - yep its true. As I look around my lounge/office I have piles of paper everywhere but thanks to this book I now have a plan of attack to deal with it all. Another hotspot for me is the spare room - it is so easy to close the door and forget about the piles of stuff in there, but it is really hard to find anything when I need to. This book gives me some hope that that this can all be sorted - not in a mass orgy of energy but in sensible short little time spots done everyday. I think a lot of us fit into the market the author is talking about. We know what we have to do, but the whole thought of trying to tackle all of the clutter at once is enough to put anyone off. By training ourselves into a new habit of decluttering for just 15 mins per day, we not only set up ourselves for success every day but we will be rewarded with a clutter free home in next to no time. The action plan included is a huge help as well.

Lisa Oliver -
Author of Out on the Road Again: Living life full time in an RV
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! July 29, 2012
By Anna
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have a lot of decluttering/organizing books, and this is one of my favorites because it includes a very detailed, practical and doable plan to tackle your clutter, and even more importantly, remain clutter-free.

This is a great book for anyone who is overwhelmed by their clutter and doesn't know where to start, or those who feel they never have enough time to make a difference. This book really spells everything out and gives you a workable plan.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Call Me Clutter Buster! August 6, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I couldn't have happened upon this guide at a better time. I've been having some major closet issues lately and by "issues", I mean if I were afraid of falling shoeboxes, I'd be in trouble! Well, I put some of these tips into play over the weekend and I couldn't be happier.

I can't wait to tackle some of the other "hot spots" in my disorganized home!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the 15 minutes a day plan! March 18, 2012
By KLD
Format:Kindle Edition
Just got this book today because I'm trying very hard to get my house organized. We have no kids, but we still manage to leave clutter on the kitchen table, the coffee table, the desk in the office, and on the dresser in the bedroom. You'd think that two adults who do understand the deal would be organized.

I love the 15 minutes a day plan. This is something I know I can do. If I get my husband involved to put in 15 minutes of his day, then we're up to 30 minutes a day and we'll get there even faster. One of the other parts I love is the plan to stay organized once you're back in shape. I'm planning to clean my junk drawer out before I go to bed tonight!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Have In Every Home December 15, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a LONG overdue review. When I had just finished reading this book and was ready to post my review, the US was hit by Sandy. Thousands of miles away, in an unrelated storm, a tree fell on our power cables and our home had no electricity for more than a week. Chaos in so many directions, and my home was anything but organized.

If you've been hoarding things for 15 years and expect a quick-fix, this isn't really the book for you. Chloe clearly mentions that the reader needs to make the effort and the book functions as a guide. Is it useful as a guide? Yes, it offers simple tips from cleaning to storage that will work for any family home.

I have 3 kids, a husband who works all day (Monday to Friday) and we live in a 5-bedroom home. Yes, I am lucky but that also means things can go topsy turvy in a matter of seconds. I don't think I'll be able to apply all of Chloe's tips but that's the fun in this book as well. Get it and see what works for you.

Would I recommend this read? Oh yes, definitely.

Overall assessment:
Content: 4.5/5
Editing: 4.5/5
Formatting: 4.5/5
Pacing: 4.5/5
Offensive content?: PG just because I wouldn't let anyone under 6 near any cleaning products.

Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author through Orangeberry Book Tours. I did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was I obliged to write a positive one.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very helpful with new ideas not found in other "organizing" books.
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than most
I found the strategy in this book to be better than most similar books I've read. I particularly like the emphasis on creating a sustainable habit.
Published 6 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
I Loved the easy style of writing. There was on online tool to help keep you on track. Mostly I loved that it stressed progress not perfection.
Published 11 months ago by Tammy
4.0 out of 5 stars 15/30: Organized
This book was a quick, easy read. Of course, I read the entire book without doing the organizing. I'm a "big picture" person, so I needed to see the entire process. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Practical
5.0 out of 5 stars Realistic advice
Plenty of good tips to help you figure out how to organize your challenging areas. Ultimately you need to figure out your personal system and allow for at least 15 minutes a day to... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Mrs. M
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally a de-cluttering book for people with NVLD!
Parents with Non-Verbal Learning Disordered children, adults with NVLD, this is the book for you! NVLDs tend to be messy and disorganized because we get easily overwhelmed by... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Joy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
This book is very motivational. I love how she has you take just 15 minutes a day for organizing. It saves on being so stressed trying to get everything done on one weekend. Read more
Published 24 months ago by EmmaH
3.0 out of 5 stars It's an ok book....
It's an ok book on decluttering and organizing. It's a bit wordy and more of a motivational than one that gives actual tips on the topic.
Published 24 months ago by Tanya
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Just How To Organize, How To Stay There
I've read a good number of organizing books in my day. It's something I've always struggled with. They have all told me the same things. Read more
Published on January 14, 2013 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Excited to get started
This was a super quick read. I feel it is manageable and I am eager to get started. Read book in less than an hour. Will reference back many times.
Published on January 13, 2013 by Tami Schechinger
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More About the Author

I struggled for years with getting and staying organized. It was such a frustration for me that I started blogging about organization in the hope of coming up with the miracle cure.

Researching how to organize every square inch of my home certainly helped but I soon got caught up in the vicious circle of organizing for a weekend only for chaos to have returned a few weeks later.

It wasn't until I started tackling small areas on a regular basis that change started to occur. As I took it one day at a time, one space at a time, I began to turn a hopeless struggle into a manageable part of my life. Things slowly started to improve and I instinctively began to develop the organizing reflexes necessary to stay organized.

My book, "The Staying Organized Survival Guide", bypasses all of the things I tried that didn't work and takes you straight to the golden nuggets of the system that I now use. If you know how to GET organized, but struggle to STAY organized, check them out - I'm sure they will work for you too.


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paper form?
The author's website says the paperback version is coming out in December 2012. Hope that helps!
Nov 11, 2012 by J Jenner |  See all 2 posts
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